When you start the Army Cadet program, you will start as a green star cadet. If you are a last joiner there is potential to fast track to the star level that is best suited.
Below shows the star levels for each cadet based on years in.
First Year as a Cadet
Second Year as a Cadet
Third Year as a Cadet
Fourth Year as a Cadet
Fifth Year and higher as a Cadet